Saturday, July 19, 2014


I was at the art store today and was inspired to try Zentagle doodling.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Our house was recently hit with the plague. K has a double ear infection and hand foot and mouth. B has hand foot and mouth. C has mono and some crazy all over viral rash. I keep waiting to see what unlucky illness I will catch. 

In more exciting news Keira has taken her first steps. She went from barely taking 1 step yesterday to taking 6 today!  So fun.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Date Night

B and I haven't had a date night away from the kids in ages. Our amazing friend is watching the kiddos so we can have a whole overnight away!  I forgot how much fun it is not to have any responsibilities. 

We had dinner at McCormicks and Schmick's, did a little shopping, and hit PF Changs for dessert. Doesn't get much better then that...the best part is that we are already anticipating an undisturbed night of sleep *sigh* what bliss. 

PS. Apparently B just discovered an article that states that flatulence can prevent illness - so fart on people, fart on!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Manduka Go Play Review

I have a Manduka yoga mat (that I love) and it is a bit too thick and too wide for some of the standard carrying bags. It also doesn't stay rolled up well so is a pain to drag around. I ordered A Manduka Go Play and I am thrilled. The adjustable clip straps are easy to use, stay closed way better then D rings and could fit many different sized mats. It even fits a yogi toes towel wrapped inside my super thick mat. The zipper pocket is perfect for keys, a cell phone, and a small wallet or a few cards. The only thing that doesn't fit is a water bottle.  I would highly recommend the Go Play - it makes carrying a heavy large mat way easier and consolidates all the other things I bring into one place. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wooden Path

B and I spent the weekend building this wooden path.  I am so excited - I love the finished product. 

Then we celebrated with a bit of this...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

One of our neighbors had a few fireworks and Chase thought they were the coolest thing ever. 

The sparklers made him a little nervous (sparklers are my favorite). 

He was so excited he could hardly contain himself. 

Happy 4th!

WW2 Pops Camp

Last week Chase didn't have camp so he spent a week at Pops camp (it is truly the happiest place on Earth for that boy). He was highly disappointed that it was a holiday week so it was only 4 days of fun. They played games, played catch, saw an IMAX, built models, and even saw a tank. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dear Yoga, 
I'm sorry we broke up for so long. Happy to be back at it!

See you soon (and often),

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Knit Capelet

I made this lace weight knit capelet (I just winged the pattern). I used a mohair yarn and size 11 needles. I made the neck wider then I would have liked but otherwise I am pretty happy with it.